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Love Forlorn

  1. An Original Work / August 1, 2018

    The numbers of people in this world of ours who are suffering because of spousal unfaithfulness and abuse are astounding. The sad reality of it all, though, is that these numbers are high even among those who call themselves Christians. Porn addiction, extramarital flirtations and affairs, and easy access to private chats via social media and the like have contributed greatly to the breakdown of marriages and families.

    But, this does not have to be the end of the story. Although wounded, the forgotten and the betrayed can be healed, they can forgive those who wounded them, and they can give them the opportunity to have the marriage restored and healed. This is if the unfaithful are willing to change their sinful ways and to start over, and to do right by the wounded spouse. This is called grace, and it is the kind of grace God offers us, as well.

    Lost and lonely,
    All forgotten,
    Because you are
    Treated rotten.

    Love pursuing,
    Now forsaken.
    Wounded hearts
    Right now are achin’.

    Picture perfect
    Not the story.
    Fairy tales,
    They get no glory.

    Faithfulness went
    Out the window,
    Leaving someone
    Like a widow.

    Tears and heartache,
    Not much laughter.
    Some folks asking,
    “What’s the matter?”

    Not much light now
    Through the window.
    Looks so murky.
    Strange bedfellows.

    Is there hope now?
    What’s the future?
    Are there wounds now
    That need sutured?

    Walking wounded
    Still love seeking,
    Second chances
    To them giving:

    Sins forgiven,
    Restart offered.
    Take a minute
    This to ponder.

    Chance of freedom,
    New beginning,
    Change your patterns
    If you’re willing.

    Turnabout is
    What is needed,
    If restoring
    Is what’s heeded.

    Don’t miss out on
    What is precious
    Because lust is
    All that matters.

    Wake up! Grow up!
    Take the offer.
    Begin again.
    Walk in freedom.

    Love your husband.
    Love your wife now.
    Love God, Jesus.
    Before Him bow.

    About Author

    Christsfreeservant
    My name is Sue Love, age 68, wife of Rick Love, mother of 4 (plus 4) and grandmother of 14. I have been a believer in Jesus for about 60 years, and a Bible teacher for about 50 years. The Lord called me to begin writing out what he teaches me from His Word nearly 14 years ago, and to do so daily 12 years ago. So, that is what I have been doing as my service to my Lord.
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  1. Pilgrim
    Sue, My heart cries out when reading about these tragedies, people breaking the bonds between man and God, between man and wife. They are tragedies too, afflictions of sin, follies: because God has a much different plan involving the love from Himself for His people, salvation, and the love between His people, His Kingdom come; and marriage, while still in this world, the heavenly sanctioned institution designed for the good of men (and women) and the family.

    Bless the spouses who cling to God and pray for the forlorn love of a wandering spouse to return, first to God, then to themselves. With God, there is hope, for our partner in marriage to bow down before the LORD before time runs out.

    My wife walked by a moment ago and said to me, "that's fifteen by my count so far..." (referring to the number of times the song below has played) I asked her, "what's your assessment?" She stopped, looked at me for a moment, and attested, "I surrender all!"

    So long as we're living in Christ, our partner in marriage, our family members, friends, and neighbors, all have an opportunity to bear witness, to our witness, in our blessed savior. God bless your testimony and witness. You're a blessing to the forums. You're in our prayers.

    This song has encouraged us all evening now. I'm hopeful it will minister to you as it has for us.


    I Surrender All by CeCe Winans
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    1. Christsfreeservant
      Pilgrim, Thank you so much! I appreciate all that you shared here, and your prayers, and the song, too, which is one of my favorites. God bless you!
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